East Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)

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East Donegal
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
18851922
Number of members One
Created from Donegal

East Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in County Donegal, Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.

Prior to the British General Election of 1885, the area was part of the Donegal constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament.

Boundaries[edit]

This constituency comprised the eastern part of County Donegal.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member [1] Party
1885 Arthur O'Connor a Irish Parliamentary Party
1892 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1895 Anti-Parnellite Nationalist
1900 Edward McFadden Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Charles McVeigh Irish Parliamentary Party
1910 (January) Edward Kelly Irish Parliamentary Party
1918 Irish Parliamentary Party
1922 UK constituency abolished – see Donegal (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Note:-

  • a O'Connor was returned by more than one seat in 1885. He elected to sit for this constituency and not Queen's County Ossory.

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election 1918: East Donegal[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Joseph Kelly 7,596 61.07 n/a
Irish Unionist Robert Moore 4,797 38.56 n/a
Sinn Féin (Unofficial) Samuel O'Flaherty 46 0.37 n/a
Majority 2,799 22.5 n/a
Turnout 12,439 77.67 n/a
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing n/a
General Election 1910 (December): East Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Joseph Kelly unopposed
Majority
Turnout
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing
General Election 1910 (January): East Donegal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Parliamentary Edward Joseph Kelly 3,415 60.80
Irish Unionist Thomas Harrison 2,202 39.20
Majority 1,213 21.60
Turnout 5,617 71.15
Irish Parliamentary hold Swing

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801–1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)